Committee on History & Philosophy in Physics
The Committee on the History and Philosophy of Physics (CHPP) promotes the history and philosophy of physics for use in physics classrooms and as important perspectives for a deeper understanding of physics and its teaching.
2014 Area Committee of the Year
The Committee on History and Philosophy in Physics has been selected as the 2014 AAPT Area Committee of the year. The Committee has gone beyond the standard responsibilities of Area Committees and the Committee's mission and initiatives are aligned with the 2013 AAPT Strategic Plan. For example, they developed sessions and a field trip to the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis during the 2014 Summer Meeting, started an initiative to connect history of physics with recent developments in physics in such a way that this is useful for teachers of physics through sessions and workshops, continued to expand teachers' perceptions of the history of physics to non-European cultures through sessions and workshops, and are actively working on the Committee's website. The Executive Board appreciates the Committee's initiatives and looks forward to seeing positive outcomes of these and other initiatives.